South Dublin County Council announce €7.7m upgrade of Tallaght Stadium
South Dublin County Council has announced a €7.7m upgrade of Tallaght Stadium that includes the building of a new North Stand and development of the West Stand to a high-quality corporate area. The plans were agreed by elected members of the Council at the recent June Council meeting.
The new 2,000 seat North Stand will see the capacity of the South Dublin County Council-owned Tallaght Stadium increase to 10,000. The stand will face on to the N81 and will be further developed to include an active area that will be home to Shamrock Rovers’ official store and offices.
The Council also plans to develop the existing West Stand to incorporate a medical area, mixed media zone, match official’s area and new kitchen and dining facilities. The completion of this work will see Tallaght Stadium meet UEFA Category 4 requirements to host any European competition, including Champions League matches.
In conjunction with these plans, South Dublin County Council intends to promote Tallaght Stadium as an events venue to include music, festivals and all aspects of community events. With stadium seating and temporary on-field seating, the venue will accommodate up to 20,000 people.
Daniel McLoughlin, Chief Executive of South Dublin County Council, said,
“The ongoing investment being made in the development of Tallaght Stadium is evidence of our councils commitment to sport , community infrastructure , the civic pride andreputation of the Tallaght area.
About Tallaght Stadium
Tallaght Stadium is a Municipal Stadium, wholly owned by South Dublin County Council. The recent addition of the South Stand brought seating capacity to 8,000. Classified as a UEFA Category 4 Stadium, it has hosted Champions League and Europa League fixtures. Shamrock Rovers F.C, Dundalk F.C., Drogheda United F.C. and St Patrick’s Athletic F.C. have all played European fixtures here over the past 10 years.It is the home venue for Shamrock Rovers F.C. who have a licence arrangement with South Dublin County Council, to play a maximum of 40 soccer games during the League of Ireland season.
In addition to Shamrock Rovers, Tallaght Stadium is the home venue for the Irish Women’s Senior and Men’s U21 international football teams and regularly hosts international fixtures, including the recent UEFA European U17 Championships. It has hosted American Football, international rugby and Leinster Schools rugby matches. In an average year, 100,000 people attend events live at Tallaght Stadium. The current stadium conference/meeting facilities can accommodate up to 450 attendees.
About South Dublin County Council
South Dublin County Council is one of four local authority areas in the Dublin region.
The Council provides and funds a broad range of services including housing, roads, walking and cycling routes, parks and playgrounds, libraries, sports facilities, litter control, art centres, enterprise units, fire services, community infrastructure and financial support. It also serves as a platform for local democracy with 40 councillors spread across seven electoral areas.